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Panoramic Tokyo Day Tour - Meiji Shrine, Asakusa Temple and Tokyo Bay Cruise

4.5 393 Reviews

  • Location: Tokyo, Japan
  • Duration: 8 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
  • Tour code: 2142TYO_A070
Discover the highlights of Tokyo on a full-day guided tour, the perfect introduction to the city. Visit Meiji Shrine, Japan's most famous Shinto shrine, stroll the gardens of the Imperial Palace, and spend time at Asakusa Kannon Temple (Senso-ji), Tokyo’s oldest Buddhist temple. See shopping areas like Nakamise Shopping Street and the Ginza district, then enjoy a boat cruise on Tokyo Bay. Your experienced guide shares the history and culture of Tokyo as you explore the ancient and modern aspects of this bustling city.

Highlights

  • Instant Confirmation
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
  • Comprehensive tour by bus/coach
  • Travel by boat and see the sights from the water
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • All entrance fees included
  • Hotel pickup included
After morning pickup from selected hotels, travel by comfortable coach to the Meiji Shrine, which was dedicated to the Emperor and Empress in 1926. Hear from your guide why the Meiji Shrine is Tokyo’s most popular and important Shinto shrine while you stroll around the buildings and gardens.

Return to the coach and drive past the towering Japanese House of Parliament en route to the Imperial Palace East Garden. Located outside the Imperial Palace on the grounds of a former Edo-era castle, the expansive grounds contain a tea pavilion, traditional Japanese garden, a moat and stone walls.

Next, walk along Nakamise Shopping Street, a colorful promenade lined with food stands and souvenir shops that leads up to Tokyo's oldest and most significant Buddhist temple, Asakusa Kannon Temple (also known as Senso-ji). Your guide takes you through the market to tour the magnificent architecture, shrines, and Japanese gardens around the temple.

Leave Asakusa Kannon Temple and drive by the celebrated Ginza shopping district with its eye-popping neon lights, department stores and giant theaters. Then sit down for a Western-style lunch at Pastel-Tei restaurant, which overlooks Hamarikyu Garden, Tokyo’s only surviving seaside garden from the Edo period.

When you finish your meal, board a large boat for a 1-hour cruise around Tokyo Bay. Snap photos of Tokyo’s skyline and iconic sights such as Rainbow Bridge. At the end of your cruise, check out the futuristic waterfront shopping district called Aqua City Odaiba. Keep an eye out for architectural fancies in this area, including the Fuji TC Building, Tokyo Big Sight, and Telecom Center.

Your tour ends at Tokyo Station as you make your own way to your hotel.

Please note: On Mondays, Fridays and other days when the Imperial Palace East Garden is closed, you will visit Imperial Palace Plaza instead.

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Schedule details

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Departure Dates:
Departure Point:
Hamamatsucho Bus Terminal or selected hotels in Tokyo
Departure Time:
9.00am from Hamamatsucho Bus Terminal

Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.

Return Details:

Tour concludes at Tokyo Station's Marunouchi South Exit at approximately 5:10pm. Hotel drop-off is not available.


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Pricing information

Panoramic Tokyo Day Tour - Meiji Shrine, Asakusa Temple and Tokyo Bay Cruise

Panoramic Tokyo Day Tour - Meiji Shrine, Asakusa Temple and Tokyo Bay Cruise
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Inclusions:
  • 50-minute Tokyo Bay cruise
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach
  • Professional guide
  • Entrance fees
  • Lunch
  • Hotel pickup and (selected hotels only)
  • Local taxes
Exclusions:
  • Drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)
Additional Information:
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infant rates apply provided they do not occupy a seat
  • Infant meals not included
  • Vegetarian menu is available and MUST be advised at time of booking
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Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: Zael V, July 2014

This is a very well run and organized tour. You do get to see most major attractions in Tokyo. The bus is very comfortable and the guide very nice and knos about the city.
The boat ride along the river was a plus and also very enjoyable. Overall I greatly reccomned this tour to anybody who visits Tokyo.

Reviewed by: ROLAND N, July 2014

Best tour ever! Definitely recommend this one if you only have one day to tour the city. The tour guide was excellent. Very knowledgeable with a good command of the English language.

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